Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training

by Develop Africa, Inc.
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training
Provide Vital Skills and Vocational Training

Your support has been life-changing for multiple vocational trainees, including Kadiatu.  Kadiatu started attending the Stella Maris Vocational Institute for catering in December of 2020 and will be graduating soon.  She is truly grateful for the support she has received that has made catering school possible.  Kadiatu is hopeful of finding a job and eventually owning a restaurant of her own, enabling her to support herself and her family. 

Kadiatu tells about the dish she is preparing for her catering practical in this video 

Hello, my name is Kadiatu. Today happens to be our practical, and I am preparing fish/chicken salad. These are the ingredients I used which include: cabbage, carrots, and onions.  This is the pepper, this is the chicken and I've already seasoned, this is the mixed cabbage and this is the fish, which I have already seasoned.

Thank you Develop Africa for your support.

We are truly grateful for the support vocational training has provided to students like Kadiatu for the past several years.

The focus of this project -vocational training - falls under the larger umbrella of workforce empowerment. Since we already have another project focused on workforce empowerment after a review, we have decided to combine the projects and streamline our efforts. This will help us to be more efficient. With this in mind, we will be phasing out this project shortly.

 

Are we going to continue providing vocational training?

Yes, there is a dire need for this. We will enthusiastically continue to do so. You can support vocational training through our workforce empowerment project.

 

When we phase this out, your recurring donations (if any) will go towards Workforce Empowerment.

 

We wish to say a special "Thank You" again to all of you who are making recurring donations.

 

Should you have any questions, please feel free to email us at globalgiving@developafrica.org

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & the Develop Africa Team

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Adama
Adama

Dear Project Supporters, 

Thanks to your ongoing support multiple vocational trainees, like Adama, are getting the training they need to empower themselves and become self-reliant because of your support.  

Adama is a current vocational trainee and expresses her gratitude for the training she's receiving in this video

Hello, my name is Adama. I'm a student at the Baptist Vocational Training Center.  I was forced to drop out of formal school because of a lack of financial support after I lost my parents. I decided to join the Baptist Vocational Tailoring Center to learn to tailor and to empower myself in the future. I want to thank you all for your support for me.  May God bless you and empower you also. Thank you!
 

Your support is truly changing and empowering lives through vocational training. Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & the Develop Africa Team

 

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Mariatu in class
Mariatu in class

Dear Project Supporters, 

Thanks to your ongoing support multiple vocational trainees, like Mariatu, are getting the training they need to empower themselves and become self-reliant because of your support.  

Mariatu is a current vocational trainee and expresses why this opportunity to receive this training is important to her saying

Good afternoon, my name is Mariatu. I am attending the Baptist Tailoring school. Well, I was attending school, but I had to drop out due to a lack of financial support. I started attending tailoring classes here about three months ago and I have learned basic sewing tips. I intend to use the knowledge I am acquiring here to establish my own tailoring shop so that I can support myself and other people. 

 

Our recurring donors are truly enabling ongoing vocational training  If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. 

Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & the Develop Africa Team

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Graduation Ceremony
Graduation Ceremony

Dear Project Supporters, 

Thanks to your ongoing support 21 vocational trainees graduated recently, 2 men and 19 women with practical skills training offered in the centre include tailoring, literacy and numeracy, life skills, business skills, and others/related arts like soap making, beadwork, rug making, doll making, gara tie-dye. 

Tailoring graduates can cut patterns, styles, sew, and make neat outfits for toddlers, men, women, and youths.  The training has focused on the production of marketable items of clothing which will enable the graduates to attract customers. The additional skills in soap making and other related arts etc. will provide additional ways for them to generate income.

Topics covered in business skills were: What is a business, examples of business in tailoring, the purpose of a business, types of businesses, how to start a business, what is the capital, profit, and loss, how to reach customers for the business, marketing, how to take care of customers, finance management skills including the cost of items and planning, simple bookkeeping (item/name, income, expenses, and balance), how to work in a group business, leadership and team-building (collaboration, mentoring, coaching and conflict management), time management, etc. 

The life skills learned were about human rights, malaria, Ebola, Corona Virus, women’s rights, sexual and gender-based violence, domestic violence, female genital mutilation (FGM), and child rights the cause, effect, and how to mitigate and prevention. The life skills training provided knowledge and vital information on self and family care, social skills, decision making, problem-solving, effective communication, group dynamics, self-awareness, healthy lifestyle, empathy, coping with stress and emotions, and interpersonal relationship. Many of the trainees are now looking to take action so that their female children do not go through FGM.  These sessions also provided an opportunity for the trainees to raise issues experienced in their homes and hope to get support from their peers and others.

Literacy and Numeracy – 8 trainees were illiterate. Writing and numeracy work done by trainees who were illiterate are, writing names of persons, alphabet, counting numbers, using the measuring tape. Write, read the alphabet, use the tape measure to mark measure and cut, identification of numbers and spelling of names and three-letter words.

Graduates also attended a one-month job placement. The centers for job placement were identified (location, owner, address, phone number) Letter requesting placement for each trainee was sent to the owner. A form designed for grading was sent to the owner/proprietors to observe and grade the trainee.  After the period of placement, Proprietors were asked to fill in grades and send the form to the BWUSL office. Job placement Marks were collated including practical tailoring work, specimen practical workbook, and final examinations to determine the performance of trainees.

Upon graduation, each trainee received a report card (Annex 1) and certificate (Annex 1) that was certified by the Director of TVET in the Ministry of Technical and Higher Education. Two high-performing trainees came first and second, the first position received a treadle machine and the second position received a hand machine.

The graduates were placed in groups of 2, 3, 4, etc. to start a group business in their location finding a comfortable veranda in one of their houses to serve as a tailor shop. 7 groups were formed and have received start-up kits, and sewing machines to start their business. 

Our recurring donors are truly enabling ongoing vocational training, business & life skills, internships, and job preparation.  If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. 

Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & the Develop Africa Team

One of the graduates
One of the graduates

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Dear Project Supporters, 

Thanks to your ongoing support multiple vocational trainees, like Hawa, are getting the training they need to empower themselves and become self-reliant, even now during COVID-19 because of your support.  

Hawa is a current vocational trainee and expresses why this opportunity to receive this training is important to her in this video- 

Hi, I am Hawa. I am attending the Baptist tailoring school. I am here to learn tailoring because I dropped out of school. I stopped going to school as a result of lack of financial support; I lost my mother and my father who was taking care of me had gone blind. My dad sent me here to learn tailoring because he is the only one whom I depend on for support and he alone cannot support me. I want to become a graduate so I can take care of myself and my family.

Our recurring donors are truly enabling on-going vocational training  If you haven't had the chance to sign up for a recurring donation yet, we warmly invite you to start a monthly recurring donation here. Even a few dollars a month will go a long way. 

Please also share this with your contacts and invite them to consider supporting this ongoing project. 

If you have any questions, please feel free to email us at GlobalGiving@developafrica.org.

 

With great appreciation,

Amy & the Develop Africa Team

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Develop Africa, Inc.

Location: Johnson City, Tennessee - USA
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Project Leader:
Sylvester Renner
President, Develop Africa
Johnson City, Tennessee United States

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